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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Meikaku
Culture:Japanese
Title:Man examing egg
Date Made:20th century
Type:Netsuke
Materials:Ivory; carved with pigment
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 3.2 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION/SIGNATURE: bottom: [Japanese character, mei [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1986.30.78
Credit Line:William Richter Collection, Gift of Margaret Ruth Richter (Class of 1939)
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Description:
An ivory Japanese netsuke of a man in brownish kimono sitting in front of a basket of eggs and examining an egg in his hands. Two holes at the bottom for functional use.

Keywords/Tags:
farmers; merchants; eggs

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